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Margaret I (Kreisher) Valencik
May 20, 1927 ~ April 30, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Margaret I. Valencik, 95, of Catawissa, died on April 30, 2023. Born May 20, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Mable (Rarig) Kreisher of Locust Township. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Raymond D. Valencik, son Kerry Valencik, brother Kenneth Kreisher, and two sisters, Dorothy Kreisher and Ruth Kreisher.
Margaret graduated from Locust Township High School in 1945. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Numidia and was a member of the women’s guild. She served as den mother to the local cub scout troop in Catawissa and later was a member of the Catawissa Senior Center. Margaret was employed at the Letterman Bakery in Catawissa for 12 years and also at the Regal, Emenee and MarJay factories. She was a bell collector, having over 500 bells in her collection. Margaret enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening. She and Raymond enjoyed traveling and camped for many years as members of the Farnsworth Camping Club and the All Seasons Camping Resorts spending many winters in Florida.
She is survived by a son, Brian Valencik and wife Sherri of Millville, daughter-in-law Michele of Numidia, and sister Mary Hoffman of Florida. Margaret was blessed with four grandchildren: Michelle Gipple and husband Brian of Colorado, Ryan Valencik and wife Brittney of Dillsburg, Courtney Plocinski and husband Sam of Harrisburg, and Erika Burkhart and husband Doug of Bloomsburg, seven great-grandchildren: Alex, Cody, Miranda, Lauren, Jack, Carly, Oliver and five great-grandchildren: Hunter, Camden, Myles, Grant, and Gabriella, and one great-great-granddaughter Addison.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Family and friends may send online condolences to allenrhornefuneralhome.com. The Allen R. Horne Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Catawissa is handling arrangements.